Network Security Analyst Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Network Security Analysts earn an average of $66K per year. Cash earnings for Network Security Analysts — including $12K in bonuses and $23K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $42K to $106K depending on individual performance. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$42,617 - $101,719
$43K
$66K
$100K
MEDIAN: $65,690
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$18.00 - $45.78
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MEDIAN: $30.98
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$0$106K
Salary $42,617 - $101,719
Bonus $400.00 - $10,734
Profit Sharing $109.50 - $22,500
Total Pay (?
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$42,297 - $106,867
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 240
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $18.00 - $45.78
Overtime $30.87 - $59.18
Annual Data $0$106K
Bonus $400.00 - $10,734
Profit Sharing $109.50 - $22,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$42,297 - $106,867
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 29

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Job Description for Network Security Analyst

A network security analyst ensures their company’s information systems and computer networks are secure. This includes protecting the company against hackers and cyber attacks, as well as monitoring network traffic and server logs for activity that seems unusual. Additionally, these analysts are responsible for finding vulnerabilities in the computer networks and creating recommendations for how to minimize these vulnerabilities. The network security analyst investigates security breaches, develops strategies for any security issues that arise, and utilizes the help of firewalls and antivirus software to maintain security.

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Network Security Analyst Tasks

  • Identify unsuccessful and successful intrusion attempts by reviewing and analyzing security events logs and event summary information.
  • Ensure the integrity and protection of networks; audit network security system to identify and protect areas of vulnerability.
  • Monitor Intrusion Detection Systems for potential, successful and unsuccessful intrusion attempts.
  • Communicate intrusions and compromises to agencies

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Network Security Analysts' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Information Security Analyst. Median pay for Information Security Analysts is $69K.

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Popular Skills for Network Security Analyst


Survey results suggest that Network Security Analysts put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Security Policies and Procedures, Security Intrusion Detection, Network Security Management, and Switches & Firewall Installation and Administration are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts in pay of 7 percent. For most people, competency in IT Security & Infrastructure indicates knowledge of Network Security Management and Cisco Networking.

Pay by Experience Level for Network Security Analyst

Pay by Experience for a Network Security Analyst has a positive trend. An entry-level Network Security Analyst with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $60,000 based on 173 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Network Security Analyst with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 80 salaries. An experienced Network Security Analyst which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 52 salaries. A Network Security Analyst with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 11 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $66,093

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Home to some of the best pay for Network Security Analysts, New York offers exceptional salaries, 22 percent above the national average. Network Security Analysts will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+18 percent), Raleigh (+17 percent), Washington (+16 percent), and Herndon (+12 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Philadelphia, 16 percent below the national average. Workers in Houston and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (13 percent less and 9 percent less, respectively).

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Key Stats for Network Security Analyst

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Network Security Analyst Salaries

▲34%

▲27%

▲15%

National Average
$66,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Network Security Analyst Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 7%
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